Ritamoni Talukdar chose to celebrate Bohag Bihu in a different way this year, by gifting tokens of love to downtrodden people riding in her town, Tangla.
Ritamoni is an anganwadi worker in Tangla in Assam’s Udalguri district.
She included the poor in her celebrations by gifting clothes to more than 10 such families, who have no money to buy new dresses.
“I have attempted to reach out to the families of daily wage earners and widows, who couldn’t buy clothes for themselves on the occasion of Rongali Bihu,” said Ritamoni.
“It is my share of contribution to the downtrodden class and moral obligation towards the society,” said Ritamoni.
“Such little initiative if adopted by every citizen can go way long in minimizing the sufferings and fulfilling the need of the downtrodden and poverty-stricken,” said Ranjana Sarmah Baruah, a social worker, who had accompanied Ritamoni in her mission.
Another social worker, Mallika Pathak Sarania also asserted the need for personal hygiene and safety of the poor during the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.